Contribute to the TACT Government Relations Fund

TACT is expecting a significant session in 2009 including a reintroduction of Academic Bill of Rights, which TACT killed in the last session.  A further issue is College Readiness, which the Commissioner accepted, where the responsibility falls most heavily on faculty members teaching intro course. 

TACT’s main objective is to lobby on your behalf.

The Government Relations Fund (GRF) pays some expenses of the evermore frequent legislative visits to the Capitol.

Lieutenant Governor Releases Interim Charges

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has released the charges for the Senate Interim Committee, you can view the full list by clicking here.  The following issues are the most particular to TACT’s concerns.

Higher Education Coordinating Board Accepts College Readiness Draft

The Coordinating Board accepted the college readiness draft today and is sending it to the State Board of Education.  For more information on the draft please click here 

House Speaker Releases Interim Charges

Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick has released his charges for the House Interim Committees, you can see the full list by clicking here http://www.house.state.tx.us/welcome.php.  The following issues are of particular interest to TACT.

Comment Period Open on College Readiness

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently opened the public comment period on the draft College Readiness Standards.  CRS is arranged by Vertical Teams in language arts, math, science and social sciences that include faculty from public schools, colleges and universities.  The draft was presented at the October board meeting when it was accepted for public comment between October 26 and December 10, 2007.

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